Upcoming WPL Publishing Webinar to Explore the Ethical Obligations of Architects, Engineers
In addition to architects and engineers, contractors, subcontractors, construction law attorneys, consultants, and owners also can benefit from attending the interactive event, entitled “Ethics for Architects & Engineers.”
(PRWEB) June 18, 2012
WPL Publishing soon will sponsor a webinar to help design professionals identify and address their ethical obligations. Other types of professionals in the construction community – including contractors, attorneys, and consultants – also can draw value from the event, learning about “what the other side thinks.”
With the construction industry in full recovery mode, there is a renewed emphasis on the ethical obligations of design professionals. While design professionals may be well-versed in the practical responsibilities of their craft, their ethical obligations are not always as clearly defined or as intuitive as one would assume. Also, continuing-education seminars rarely address the ethical implications presented by purely legal solutions. This lack of adequate knowledge can lead to even the most conscientious architect or engineer unknowingly violating his or her ethical obligations. During the webinar, a pair of expert speakers will provide information to help design professionals confront ethics-related problems, which can arise during business development, design and construction of projects, and interaction with clients and colleagues. To register for the webinar, scheduled for Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT), visit http://tinyurl.com/cwdetvb.
The webinar employs an interactive format, based on case studies, to assist design professionals in identifying and addressing their ethical obligations. Armed with a better understanding of the American Council of Engineering Companies Code of Ethics and the American Institute of Architects Code of Ethics and Professional Standards, participants will be able to avoid missteps and better represent their firms, clients, and the construction community.
The webinar is designed to help attendees do the following:
- Identify the correct course of action in reporting dangerous conditions.
- Recognize special concerns associated with working for contractors.
- Evaluate a predecessor’s work product.
- Properly delegate services to third parties.
- Gauge the extent to which sustainable design must be considered in any project.
Addressing webinar attendees will be Lina Telese, a partner with Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, and Michael Vardaro, also a partner with the New York City-based construction law firm. Each of them holds the notable AV rating for ethical standards and legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell.
Following their presentations, there will be an interactive 10-to-15 minute question-and-answer session addressing relevant topics.
Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/cwdetvb.
WPL Publishing Co., Inc. produces three construction newsletters: Construction Claims Advisor (http://www.constructionclaims.com), Green Building Insider (http://www.greenbuildinginsider.com), and Construction Advisor Today (http://www.constructionadvisortoday.com). The company also hosts webinar series on topics relevant to the construction industry. WPL is on Twitter at CAT_Online.
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